Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 November 2021)

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £240

Estimate: £180 - £220

Five: Private S. Wharton, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, later Hampshire Regiment

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal (5395 Pte. S. Wharton. 1/Oxfd. L.I.) engraved naming; King’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5395 Pte. S. Wharton. Oxford: L.I.), suspension post repaired and loose; 1914-15 Star (16343 Pte. S. Wharton. Hamps: R.); British War and Victory Medals (16343 Pte. S. Wharton. Hamps. R.) nearly very fine (5) £180-£220


Sidney Wharton was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, in 1879 and enlisted into the Oxfordshire Light Infantry on 18 February 1897. He went to South Africa on 11 December 1899 and returned home on 5 October 1902. After transferring to the reserve on 17 February 1909, he re-enlisted on 21 September 1914 and transferred to the 3rd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, on 28 May 1915. He served during the Great War on the Western Front from 2 June 1915 and received a bullet wound on 12 July 1915. He died in High Wycombe on 26 February 1945.

Sold with copied service record.